Soprano Diana Damrau followed her victory as Violetta during the new production of Verdis La Traviata last season, stars like martyr Mary, Queen of Scots, in the Donizetti Bel canto show. Mezzo-soprano star Jamie Barton is her imperial rival Queen Elizabeth I, and Stephen Costello’s silk tenor is the noble Earl of Leicester. Maurizio Benini leads the production of Sir David McVicar’s style.
Soprano Anna Netrebko, who praised the New York Times extraordinarily when she debuted as Tosca 2018, returned as Puccini’s explosive diva, returning to general questions. Tenore Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde replaced the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritone George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the deadly love triangle of opera as Sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy directs the fantastic production of Sir David McVicar.
Great bass baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returned to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role as a damned sea captain convicted of seagoing forever. Valery Gergiev directed the new production of Franois Girard, whose visionary in 2013 Parsifal adopted the latest Met standard for Wagner mortgages. With the complete set of John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production transforms the Met stage into a rich, multi-layered tableau reminiscent of giant oil paintings. The talented German soprano Anja Kampe, in his Met debut, was a faithful Senta, whose selfless love was what the Dutch were looking for, with bassist Franz-Josef Selig as his father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov as his then lover, Erik.